THE CLEARING

a fog

Have you ever felt as if you were living in a fog, where the long awaited clearing seems to never come? Well you are not alone! The weather can be sunny with short periods of overcast, but not in your world. The birds are singing the flowers are blooming, but not in your world.

It’s hard to imagine that soon this feeling of despair will lift and reveal the beauty of life even if it’s raining. We can be so over come with sadness, and anxiety that all we can think about is how to get past the next few minutes. We dwell on why me and how is it that everyone else around me seems to have it all?

Your heart is so heavy it cannot send the right signals to the brain to provide the help needed to snap you out of the suffering that you are putting yourself through. We have all become so distant from our true nature, the essence of who we are that we begin to forget how miraculous our bodies are that it allows us not to be in control because then we would forget the one key ingredient for survival, “Just Breathe”

The act of breathing when concentrated on relieves our aching souls for that brief moment that will have allowed for peace to enter even for just a few seconds. Dwelling on the negative gets so much more of a rap than it deserves. People in our lives constantly remind us of our limitations when the positive is so much more important.

Remember none of us were born with the answers and it’s unfair to think that just because our elders are older that have an inside track to the answers needed for us to solve our deepest concerns. Each one of us is unique and gifted in a way that no one else is, and it’s not realistic to think that anyone has the information you need when they are on a path of their own.

If a past event is causing you to constantly be in a state of grief because you do not know how to function without the thought form it has created in your memory bank, it’s time to realize all the past is a recollection in the present thought forms. You have power to change the thought form by letting it go where it belongs, in the past,a place where you were to learn from the experience and move on to the present, for that is where life is and that’s why it’s called “The Present”.

It’s the opportunity to get it right, to free you from the bondage of the past and all those who live there reminding you constantly of the mis-takes you’ve made, who do not possess the gift of forgiveness and unconditional love!!

Why live there, a place the sun never shines? and only in forgiving yourself and when you can fall in love with yourself will you be free to find those who think your are pretty awesome. We are all beautiful and unique onto ourselves, and those who do not embrace you because you think or behave differently, and that you are not worthy of the air you breathe have such lessons to learn that they will have nothing to offer you except repeat patterns and stories that are boring and ultimately no longer relevant.

But you are relevant!! You have a potential to be brilliant and recognizable to yourself, and to those who need your brilliance, that gift which comes in the “present”a time and place we have the privilege to be in.

So get up shake yourself off of all that which does not serve you, smell the coffee, and start the day in gratitude and appreciation for the opportunity to get it right.

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EXPECT A MIRACLE

Expect a miracle

It’s often been said that out of nowhere just when things are at their bleakest, something happens to give you all the hope and strength needed to carry on. Yes pretty much a miracle, because it took place without much effort on your part.

Staying true to who you are and continuing in a way that you would like other to treat you is to say the least summing it up. When people continue to disappoint you and make you feel unworthy of the air you breathe the trick is just to keep breathing. Sooner or later your prayers will be answered and you no longer have the need to go fishing for solutions to your problems where there are no solutions.

The beautiful stained glass scene of Jesus fishing with his disciples is a metaphor that sometimes things are too big for us to accomplish on our own, and so we begin to realize the need to reach out, and sooner or later your prayers are answered perhaps not in the form you expected, that’s what makes it a true miracle.

So just when you think no one is listening, the Divine has a way of bringing you what you need. It’s an opportunity to correct anything in your life by accepting what the moment is offering even with all it’s challenges. Humility gives us the ability to listen and accept another view of things because the outcome is the gift of kindness by extending a helping hand when you need it the most.

Our experiences are our teachers and when we let go and believe that someone out there is listening,  the unknown unfold as it should, then we are in the realm of the beauty that comes from unconditional love and understanding.

Knowing someone cares enough to take a chance on you is the force to manifest anything that before it seemed impossible. It only takes one act of kindness to change a persons life for the better.

No act goes unnoticed especially those  from a person whose heart is coming from a vibration of love and respect.
Just as the light at the end of the tunnel is dimming and the fear of it going out consumes you, look again and see how beautiful it shines.

Remember just when you think things can’t get any worse think again, it’s only the patience to allow the unfolding of a situation to occur can we understand the hidden meaning waiting for us to get. The hope for humankind is alive and well its just harder to find these days when everything is overshadowed by negativity, but never let go of the possibility that a miracle is just around the corner waiting for the right moment in time to reveal itself.

Love and Light

Barra